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What does LIMA stand for?

LIMA stands for Left Internal Mammary Artery

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Many interventional cardiologists have dismissed the results of BARI and other smaller studies favoring CABG as irrelevant in the contemporary era of much-improved PCI techniques and drug-eluting stents, even though the current joint AHA/American College of Cardiology/Society for Coronary Angiography and Interventions guidelines state as a class ha recommendation that "it is reasonable" to choose CABG with left internal mammary artery grafting over PCI in patients with diabetes and multivessel disease.
Balkhy and his team at The Wisconsin Heart Hospital connected the left internal mammary artery (LIMA), an ideal choice as it remains open for a significantly longer period following bypass surgery, to the left anterior descending (LAD) artery during the procedure on a 55 year old male patient who was an extremely high-risk candidate for coronary bypass surgery.
Zipes: Employing the left internal mammary artery, the so-called LIMA, as a conduit for bypass surgery, usually to the left anterior descending coronary artery, is extremely common and usually preferred.